Department of Computer Science and Informatics

Honours 2019

Compulsory sessions for all prospective Honours students 

Information session

Classes at the UFS commence on Monday 11 February. An information session will be held during the week before classes start:

Date:        Monday 4 February 2019
Time:       17:10
Venue:     WWG223 (Second Floor, Maths and Science Building, Room 223).

  1. All relevant information about the degree will be provided during this session to assist the students with their module choices and registration. Each lecturer will present a brief overview of his/her module.

Honours orientation workshops

Following the information session, orientation workshops will be held for our Honours students in the week before classes commence. The details of these workshops are:

 Monday 4 FebWWG223 17:10General Honours information session Dr De Wet 
 Tuesday5 FebWWG31608:30CSIS6809 Honours ProjectDr De Wet

 WWG31613:30Web DevelopmentProf Nel
 Wednesday6 FebWWG31608:30OO and Data structures (Session 1)Prof Blignaut 
  WWG31613:30OO and Data structures (Session 2)Prof Blignaut  
 Thursday7 FebWWG31608:30Databases and SQL
Prof Stott
   13:30PatternsDr Kotzé

  • Please make arrangements with your employer well in advance to attend.
  • A light lunch will be provided during each of the three workshop days.
  • These sessions are compulsory for all new Honours students. If you intend to do your Honours project in 2019 and have already attended last year’s workshops, you are still strongly advised to attend these three days to assist you with your project.
  1. Admission requirements
    • BSc(IT) degree;
    • Minimum of 60% average for the four UFS (or closely related) 3rd year IT modules

      (UFS: Database Design, Internet Programming, Networks, Software Engineering).

  2. Degree Codes
    • BScHons (IT) = BC460022 (Previous code: 45022)
  3. Duration of studies
    • Seven modules plus project-year module = Honours degree
    • Choice of one or two years
    • One year:
      • Four modules in first semester, three modules in second semester, and project module
        • OR
      • Three modules in first semester, four modules in second semester, and project module
    • Two years
      • Spread the seven modules over two years. Project must be completed in one year.
  4. Modules
    • Compulsory:
      • CSIS6809:Honours Project (36-credit year module)
      • CSIS6813:Introduction to Research.
  5. Honours Modules 2019

A maximum of two approved related Honours modules may be taken from other departments within the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

However, it is the student’s own responsibility to make sure that these modules fit into our department’s timetable. No changes will be made to the timetable from our side to accommodate other departments’ modules.

First Semester 2019

 CSII6833Human-Computer InteractionDr Lizette de Wet
 CSII6813Information SecurityWynand Nel
 CSID6853Data WarehousingDr Eduan Kotzé
 CSIP6853Advanced Programming I (Mobile)Dr Andries Burger
 CSIS6813Introduction to ResearchProf Pieter Blignaut
 CSIC6853Game Development (Capita Selecta)Prof Liezel Nel

Second Semester 2019

 CSID6823Business IntelligenceDr Eduan Kotzé 
 CSID6843Advanced Databases (Oracle)Prof Tanya Stott
 CSII6883ForensicsWynand Nel
 CSIC6863SAS Programming (Capita Selecta)Leon Grobbelaar
 CSIE6863Project ManagementJaco Pieterse

Class Times – First Semester 2019

 ModuleDescriptionLecturer  Day and Time
 CSII6833Human-Computer InteractionDr Lizette de Wet Monday


 CSII6813Information SecurityWynand NelTuesday
 CSID6853Data WarehousingDr Eduan Kotzé
 CSIP6853Advanced Programming I (Mobile)Dr Andries Burger

Wednesday (Class 1)
Thursday (Class 2)

 CSIS6813Introduction to ResearchProf Pieter BlignautWednesday
 CSIC6853Game Development (Capita Selecta)Prof Liezel Nel

Textbooks First Semester 2019

 ModuleFirst Semester 2019 Lecturer Textbook 
 CSII6833Human-Computer InteractionDr De WetMeasuring the User Experience,

Second Edition
Authors: Tom Tullis and Bill Albert.
Morgan Kauffman (2013)
ISBN: 9780124157811

 CSII6813Information SecurityMr NelELK93-027 _rev1.0_CompTIA Security+ (Exam SYO-501)
 CSID6853Data WarehousingDr Kotzé
Data Warehousing Fundamentals for IT Professionals

Second Edition
Ponniah, P. (2010)
John Wiley and Sons.

 CSIP6853Advanced Programming I (Mobile)Dr BurgerNotes will be provided.
 CSIS6813Introduction to ResearchProf Blignaut

First Steps in Research.
Maree, K.
ISBN: 9780627033698

 CSIC6853Game Development (Capita Selecta)Prof NelNotes will be provided.

Contact sessions

Contact sessions are compulsory and generally take place weekdays between 17:10 and 19:00. In some cases, sessions might continue until 21:00. Depending on the modules, a module could also be presented between 07:00 and 08:00 in the mornings. In 2019, the Information Security module will be presented on Tuesday afternoons from 14:30 to 16:30. If it is impossible for you to attend, arrange your modules in such a way that you enrol for Information Security in 2020, when it will switch time slots with Data Warehousing and will again be presented at 17:10. Your lecturers will specify the venue for each module.



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Applying for Honours

  • Current UFS students
    • DV3 form (closing date 30 November)
    • Conditional acceptance, depending on final results (60% average across all four IT modules on final-year level and degree must have been obtained)
    • To be signed by Dr De Wet.
  • New applicants: Application form on UFS website (closing date 30 September)
    • Submit online via UFS Administration

Registration in 2019

Registration can be finalised during the week after the Honours information session in February 2019.


Faculty Manager: Velaphi Makgwahla
T: + 27 51 401 3199

Marketing Manager: Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531

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